Big Rude Jake teamed up with his old friend Steve Good and created two great bands:
retro punk outfit Blue Mercury Coupe & Rockabilly cats Tennessee Voodoo Coupe.
Tennessee Voodoo Coupe
Sometimes purist, sometimes ironic, sometimes funny, ALWAYS fun.
TVC is a Hillbilly/Rockabilly hybrid. Not just for purists, the members of Tennessee Voodoo Coupe nonetheless pride themselves in pumping out an authentic rendering of “100-proof Reckless Hillbilly Jive,” offering both original and clever cover material. Their second album, Over The Moon, launched at Viva Las Vegas 2013.
Blue Mercury Coupe
BMC is Jake’s most over-the-top side project ever. Working with a team of artists that include jazz musicians, blues musicians, punk rockers, a graphic designer, a studio technician and a web-designer, it’s a rock music experience like no other. Their album release is imminent.
Jake writes for and fronts the band, but everyone makes their own special contribution. It’s all a lot of fun and more than a little crazy. Awesome Retro Punk with a mind blowing horn section.
For more, check out: www.myspace.com/bluemercurycoupe